Registrations are now open for Retina 2022

We are delighted to announce that registrations are now open for our award-winning Retina conference. After two years of successfully hosting the conference virtually, we are very excited to be back to an in-person event once again for Retina 2022.

This year our conference will be running on November 3, 4 and 5 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin City.

On Thursday, November 3 our colleagues from the StarT project will present 14 ESR fellows from the StarT network who will present their PhD studies. There will be additional keynote speakers covering the areas of IRD Genomics, Mechanisms of Disease, and Therapeutics. Tickets for the StarT Day are invite-only, however, there is the option to attend the event virtually.

Friday, November 4 is our fantastic Scientific Day and Saturday, November 5 will be our popular Public Engagement Day. While we hope to welcome you personally to our event, we are also aware that an in-person event may not suit everyone. We have virtual tickets available also for those who wish to attend the event online.

 

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We are delighted to announce that we have confirmed the following keynote speakers for Retina 2022:

Friday, November 4, Scientific Day Speakers

Abigail T. Fahim, MD, PhD

Abigail T. Fahim, MD, PhD
Abigail T. Fahim, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan

 

Dr. Nikolas Pontikos

Dr. Nikolas Pontikos
Dr. Nikolas Pontikos

Dr Pontikos is a Group Leader (Senior Research Fellow) at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Brain Sciences, and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

He is the Chief Investigator of Eye2Gene (NIHR AI Award Fellow), Deputy Theme Lead for Population and Data Sciences and Institute Representative for Facutly of Brain Sciences Digital Strategy Board.

 

Ben Shaberman

Ben Shaberman
Ben Shaberman

Vice President, Science Communications at the Foundation Fighting Blindness

 

Professor Rando Allikmets

Rando Allikmets, Ph.D., is the William and Donna Acquavella Professor at the Departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology & Cell Biology, and Director of Research at the Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York
Professor Rando Allikmets, Ph.D

Rando Allikmets, Ph.D., is the William and Donna Acquavella Professor at the Departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology & Cell Biology, and Director of Research at the Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York

Professor Rando Allikmets will also present on Thursday, November 3 at the StarT programme.

 

Professor Catherine Bowes Rickman

Professor Catherine Bowes Rickman
Professor Catherine Bowes Rickman

Dr. Bowes Rickman is the George and Geneva Boguslavsky Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and a professor of Cell Biology at Duke University.

 

Professor Austin Roorda

Professor Austin Roorda
Professor Austin Roorda

Professor at the Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry and Vision Science. University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA

 

Alessandra Recchia, PhD

Alessandra Recchia, PhD
Alessandra Recchia, PhD

Associate Professor in Molecular Biology in the Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Professor Alessandra Recchia will also present on Thursday, November 3 at the StarT programme.

 

Professor Mariya Moosajee, MBBS BSc PhD FRCOphth

Professor of Molecular Ophthalmology at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Group Leader of Ocular Genomics and Therapeutics at the Francis Crick Institute, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK.

Professor Mariya Moosajee will present only on Thursday, November 3 at the StarT programme.

 

Saturday, November 5, Public Engagement Day Speakers

Avril Daly is CEO of the patient-led global umbrella organisation, Retina International.

Mr. David Keegan, Consultant at The Mater Hospital, Dublin, and a specialist in Ophthalmology.

Ben ShabermanVice President, Science Communications at the Foundation Fighting Blindness

Brendan Ward, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Working Age Forum

Panel discussion with Dr Ellen Moran, Fighting Blindness, joined by Dr Natalie Hudson and Dr Nikolas Pontikos.

Full agendas for both Scientific and Public Engagement Day will be announced shortly.

 

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The Radisson is providing a conference rate of €190 per night using the promotional code RETINA2022 for delegates. They can be contacted by emailing reservations.royal.dublin@radissonblu.com

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